Man, I remember when these “high stakes” type movies were rolling out like crazy in the 90s. From Die Hard to Executive Decision to Passenger 57 and Under Siege etc. Air Force One definitely rose to the occasion during that time. Harrison Ford was still around his prime and his action movies were instant blockbusters and home favorites. I remember watching this movie several times as a kid but what’s funny is I didn’t remember one thing in this movie. …
Recently picked up Shout! limited release of Wild At Heart. Lynch displays in this film his most manic and downright cartoonish style. It’s a delirious, bizarre, but incredibly enjoyable ride. This Bonnie and Clyde-esque road movie and love story features Nicolas Cage as a criminal Elvis wannabe and Laura Dern as his love interest. For Lynch, Wild at Heart was “a picture about finding love in hell.” Part of creating that hell was exaggerating love and violence to extremes. Who better than Nic Cage to exaggerate extremes?
“How did you like that chewing gum?”
This was my most anticipated movie of the year and I finally get DiCaprio and Pitt in one movie together and for almost 3 hours. Before going in the film, my buddy asked me “What is this about exactly?” I said “you know what, I don’t really know as the plot and trailer has been kind of discrete. I think it’s basically following DiCaprio and Pitt around Hollywood in 1969.”
Stanley Kubrick called this his favorite film. This might be the only film that I never give a rating to. I don’t know how I could. People say this movie is more about the experience then fully dissecting what it all means. There is definitely an experience with this film if you watch it undistracted. It’s disturbing and yet, you can’t take your eyes off the screen. My theory is the movie is about a man who has a big…